Pet Photography Project 52 Week 30: Shadows

This week for our project 52 weekly challenge we are considering shadows in our images.  I feel like I say this every week with these challenges: there is an image in my head that I want to take but I can't figure out how to get the shot. Most of you know that my full time job is walking dogs and when we are out walking I always notice the dogs' shadows. For years I've taken cell phone pics trying to capture them but I just can't get my angle right with the leash in one hand and my camera / phone in the other.  To make matters worse, I can't take a one handed cell phone photo - I have not and probably will never master the selfie! I have a photo on my phone of 2 dogs' shadows painted on a brick wall that I took a long time ago. I just looked it up:  I took it on 2/25/16. I've had this image in my head for that long. That's the photo I want to try and recreate but I can't figure out how to get the dog's shadow cast that high. I think it's a physics thing and I didn't do so well in physics in school.

You remember Moose, my crazy choc lab. Well, he is a very early riser. Our dogs get walked when we wake up and this week it's been around 5:15am. (Our dogs get walked and then have breakfast as soon as we get up.... here in lies the problem and why Moose feels the needs to wake me up so early), his tummy is telling him it's time to eat! This week while walking them that early, I've noticed their shadows. Moose casts a great shadow with his long ears and in the morning when it's dark outside and the street lights are shining, the shadows are very dark. Hmmmm, I wonder if I can try one morning to take a picture of him in this kind of light? I'd have to walk him, feed him breakfast and then we'd have to go back out but after they get walked and fed then it is time for my coffee so this may not happen. (and it didn't - ha!)

This week I made several attempts at getting a photo of Moose's shadow. At one point he just stretched out on his side in the middle of the road - he was done with my camera and me! So these are the images I ended up with... one with him in focus and the other with his shadow in focus. I need a do over!

Moose's shadow shadows

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